DISCHARGE DESTINATION (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)

Format/length: n2
HES item: DISDEST
National Codes: See DISCHARGE DESTINATION for the National Codes
Default Codes: 98 - Not applicable - hospital provider spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged, or current episode unfinished)
  99 - Not known: a validation error

Notes:
DISCHARGE DESTINATIONS (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute DISCHARGE DESTINATIONS and the values recorded are the National Codes contained within the attribute definition with the addition of the Default Codes.

This records the destination of a PATIENT on completion of the HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL. It can also indicate that the PATIENT died or was a still birth. 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural DISCHARGE DESTINATIONS (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)